A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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Brian Edison
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Sheriff Marsden
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Jenny
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Sonny Munn
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T.L. Munn
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Johnny Hurricane
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Sprout
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Clay
Bruce M. Fischer ...
Cannonball
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Barry Hogue
Julie Gibson ...
Violet
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Cameraman
Gene Borkan ...
Soundman
Lisa Cori ...
Sheila
Richard Davis ...
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A drag-racer enters a local championship race. However, he runs up against the town boss, a corrupt sheriff who has already made arrangements to ensure that his own son wins the race.

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25 May 1979 (USA)  »

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George Armitage based the main character Brian Edison on a mechanic friend named Bob Edelson. See more »

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The steering column in the Willys changes position several times, as does the steering wheel type. See more »

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Brian Edison: It's slippin' a bit in third gear.
Cannonball: Get me the 9/16th's and the Vise Grips!
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Best drag racing movie of all time
6 May 2002 | by (Saint Petersburg, Florida) – See all my reviews

Being a big fan of drag racing, i think this movie is deffinately the finest 1/4 mile drag movie of all time, the cars are phenominal and the track actions is the greatest especially being about vintage drag racing, also the music soundtrack couldnt be any better, overall just a great movie and i wish it would be available on dvd or vhs to purchase.


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